Born in Pennsylvania and raised on a farm near Pittsburgh, I’ve always felt a great affnity for the outdoor landscape. I majored in fne arts and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator while also working on pastels and paintings of my own. I discovered plein air painting in 2013 and have been concentrating on landscapes, working in oil, and getting out to paint as often as I can.
My work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in many local venues and currently show my work in several Colorado galleries. I’ve received many awards, and recently won frst place and best landscape awards in the Boulder Plein Air Festival. I am a member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Website and blog : www.kathreilly.com